Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa
1pd fresh or frozen skinless cod, orange roughy, or other fish filets (I used cod)
2 tbsps. butter or margarine, melted
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
3 tbsps. mayo or salad dressing
1 tsp. lime juice
1 1/2 cups packaged shredded cabbage with carrot (coleslaw mix) or shredded cabbage
*I used plain old romaine lettuce instead of cabbage because I never buy it and it worked just great.
8 corn taco shells (I used the small flour ones because we don't like the hard corn ones, and I only had four, so you know, be flexible)
1 recipe Mango Salsa (I used the kind from Costco, and it was awesome, but I will put the recipe at the end of this recipe too, in case you would like to make your own)
Thaw your fish if it's frozen. Rinse and pat dry. Slice fish into 3/4 inch slices (or, you know, whatever size you flipping want). Place fish in a greased shallow pan. Melt butter, add cumin and garlic powder, then brush over the fish. Bake fish in a 450 degree oven for 4-6 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork (mine took about 5 minutes).
While your fish is cooking, or before, or after, or whenever you feel like it, stir together the mayo and the lime juice then add the cabbage, slaw or lettuce (I threw in some leftover diced onion I had hanging out in the fridge), then toss to coat.
Build your tacos. I recommend this order: slaw/lettuce mix, fish, mango salsa, and CILANTRO on top. You know I had to add cilantro.
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Mix together in a bowl the following:
1 1/2 cups chopped, peeled mangos or peaches
1 medium red sweet pepper (bell), seeded and chopped
1/4 cup thinly slived green onions
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp shredded lime peel
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Again, I just buy Costco's mango salsa.
For dessert? I recommend this little experiment I tried a few weeks ago.
Fried Bananas and Ice Cream
Take some butter, heat it up
Throw some sliced bananas in to fry
Watch them closely so they don't turn to mush
Put hot, fried, buttery bananas over ice cream.
And that one's straight from me to you, my friends. No need to thank me.
(But you can if you want to.)
*For another great fish taco recipe, visit Kaylynn's blog. She is my blogging friend and also the sister of my
sister-in-law, Martha Lee!